It’s What’s on the Outside That Counts! Is Your Christmas Wrapping Paper Recyclable?

Isn’t all wrapping paper recyclable? ‘Can wrapping paper be recycled?’ is a commonly asked question. Unfortunately, Christmas wrapping paper is often dyed, printed, laminated and/or contains non-paper-based additions (which can include glitter and plastic elements) which can’t be recycled. Can I recycle my Christmas wrapping paper? The good news is that the cheaper wrapping papers […]

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables

Washing the Dishes – From Plastic Free Scourers, Brushes and Cloths to Washing Up Liquid and Dishwasher Tables A double-sided sponge was first patented by 3M for the purposes of car washing. Fast forward to 2019 and billions of kitchen scourers are sold worldwide every year. Couple that with the billions of dishcloths, largely made […]

Are UK Supermarkets Doing Enough? From Plastic Carrier Bags to Packaging, We Compare Them…

“More than two thirds of the packaging in families’ weekly shops is not recyclable,” according to an article published in the Telegraph last month. The article also highlighted the fact that UK supermarkets are responsible for an estimated 800,000 tonnes of plastic packaging every year. The newspaper conducted a study which looked at four leading […]

An Interview with Plastic Free Coffee Brand, Percol

Last year, Percol became the first coffee brand to receive the ‘Plastic Free Trust Mark’, having already been the first coffee brand to gain Fair Trade approval. We spoke to Percol’s Ollie Richmond to find out more… Give us a brief history of Percol? “Percol is a brand with a great story. We are proud to […]

Recycling Myths, Mistakes and Misunderstandings Explained – By a Leading Waste Management Company!

With the aim of clearing up any confusion and dispelling a few myths around waste disposal, recycling and the plastic problem, we interviewed waste management partnership re3. Who better to ask than the experts! From what to put (and not put) in kerbside bins to what happens to recyclable items incorrectly put in to bin […]

UK Crisp Company Two Farmers Discuss Their ‘First to Market’ Zero Waste and Plastic Free Home Compostable Crisp Packets

Here at Plastic Free Home, we’re huge admirers of Herefordshire-based Two Farmers Crisps. Firstly, as they’re delicious, but more importantly because this small British company has beaten leading players like Walkers (who churn out 11m plastic crisp bags EVERY day and are still just ‘trying’ to tackle the problem) to market with home compostable packaging. […]